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New fissure raises concerns about violent Hawaii volcano explosions New fissure raises concerns about violent Hawaii volcano explosions
A 17th fissure spewing lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano formed in the southeast corner of the Big Island, officials said Sunday, raising anxieties as the state braces for potentially violent eruptions. The new fissure, a crack in the ground allowing lava to pour out, comes as state and federal officials already warned residents in that corner of the island to be prepared to evacuate at a mom...
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Hawaii volcano: Acid rain will fall, but it won't be harmful — and 'vog' is in the forecast Hawaii volcano: Acid rain will fall, but it won't be harmful — and 'vog' is in the forecast
Acid rain is likely to fall from the skies in Hawaii over the next few days — but scientists say it won't be harmful and is far from the main volcano hazard residents should worry about. Instead, it's breathing the noxious gases and avoiding the lava from the erupting Kilauea volcano that should be their main concerns. University of Hawaii meteorologist Steven Businger told Hawaii News Now...
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Cold case mystery: Wife charged with murder 17 years later Cold case mystery: Wife charged with murder 17 years later
TALLAHASSEE — Denise Merrell Williams was planning to spend Tuesday evening celebrating her daughter’s 19th birthday. Instead, six law enforcement officers descended on her office at Florida State University, locked her in handcuffs and hauled her off to jail on charges she murdered her husband and the girl’s father, Mike Williams. More than 17 years after he went missing, the past caught up...
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George H.W. Bush released from hospital after fighting off infection George H.W. Bush released from hospital after fighting off infection
Former president George H.W. Bush has been released from the hospital after nearly two weeks of treatment for an infection. Bush, 93, was taken to Houston Methodist Hospital on April 22 — the day after attending the funeral for his wife of 73 years. He was hospitalized with an infection that had spread to his blood. "His doctors report he is doing well and is happy to return home," Bush sp...
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Trump urged to use Korean War-era law to provide relief for struggling coal, nuclear plants Trump urged to use Korean War-era law to provide relief for struggling coal, nuclear plants
WASHINGTON – The war on coal is over, the Trump administration declared last fall. But a new front in the war to save coal may be about to begin. The Energy Department is looking into whether it can keep struggling coal and nuclear plants open by invoking a 68-year-old law designed to make sure the nation has the resources it needs in times of war or natural disaster. The Defense Producti...
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Hawaii may ban sunscreen that kills coral reefs. What sunscreen is safe for the environment? Hawaii may ban sunscreen that kills coral reefs. What sunscreen is safe for the environment?
Hawaii could become the first state to ban sunscreens with environmentally harmful chemicals. So maybe pack a sunhat and long sleeves for that trip to Waikiki. State lawmakers passed a bill Tuesday banning sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate, chemicals believed to cause harm to marine life and coral reefs. Those are active ingredients in a host of popular sunscreens, including top-r...
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Day 3 of Arizona teacher walkout: Educators at the state Capitol dig in Day 3 of Arizona teacher walkout: Educators at the state Capitol dig in
The thousands of educators convened at the state Capitol on Monday for the third day of the #RedForEd walkout had a message for lawmakers: They're digging in. "I would like (Gov. Doug) Ducey to actually sit down with the AEU," Chariti Hamlett, a school psychologist in Mesa Public Schools, said. Many of the teachers echoed that refrain — that they just want the governor to talk to Arizona Edu...
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Arizona teachers' strike to continue Monday; Colorado ralliers pin hopes on ballot initiative Arizona teachers' strike to continue Monday; Colorado ralliers pin hopes on ballot initiative
PHOENIX — To beat the heat, thousands of Arizona teachers gathered early Friday at the state Capitol for a second day of rallies while educators in Colorado had near-perfect weather in Denver for an afternoon protest. The temperature reached 99 degrees by 3 p.m. MST in Phoenix. To beat a different kind of heat, legislators in the GOP-dominated Arizona House and Senate on Thursday adjourned earl...
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Golden State Killer suspect placed on suicide watch; appears in court in wheelchair Golden State Killer suspect placed on suicide watch; appears in court in wheelchair
The suspected Golden State Killer faced a judge Friday after 40 years on the run and a terrorizing series of rapes and murders that left Californians on edge. James Joseph DeAngelo, 72, was brought into a Sacramento courtroom in a wheelchair by officers. It was his first time in court since his arrest Tuesday outside his home in Citrus Heights, 20 miles northwest of Sacramento. Police were able...
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Michael Cohen says he will plead the Fifth Amendment in Stormy Daniels case Michael Cohen says he will plead the Fifth Amendment in Stormy Daniels case
President Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen says he will plead the Fifth Amendment in the case brought by adult film star Stormy Daniels. Cohen made the assertion in a signed statement filed in federal court Wednesday. He said in the filing he would assert his Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination because of a criminal investigation targeting him, which led to his New York...
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